An excerpt from Gangaji's Online Meeting on November 14, 2021, this monologue expresses Gangaji's deep gratitude for her meeting with Papaji. "Papaji offered me the gift of this lifetime. He left me no ground to stand on, and that is what I offer you."
An excerpt from Gangaji's meeting on January 19, 1995, Maui, Hawaii, Gangaji reads multiple letters from participants that speak of a longing for truth, and the story of suffering that apparently gets in the way.
This compilation has been put together on the occasion of Papaji’s 111th birthday, October 13th, 2021. The video starts with a discourse (Om Shanti) from the 18th of September 1992, titled: ‘The desires are dancing’. The compilation continues with some rare and intimate footage from Haridwar in 1990. This was around the time that Gangaji first met Papaji in Hardiwar, and in very similar circumstances.
Each of us has the opportunity to give up fixing ourselves and directly discover what has always been whole and fulfilled, what has always been here, and is in truth, who you are. Gangaji's Weekend, Let Yourself be Found: How We Hide From What We Truly Want, October 2-3, 2021.
Where are you looking for peace, or happiness of love. Is where you are looking subject to change? If it is, you have the opportunity to discover deeper than that what is always here and who your truly are.
What does it mean to be open to yourself? This meeting with Gangaji features a series of conversations on the critical theme of openness, essential to our times. Openness to oneself, openness to others, openness versus protection, the effortlessly open heart.
“Much has been said and written about what self-realization is, what enlightenment is, and all the levels of enlightenment. What often gets lost in that discussion is what is the point of it all if you are not truly open? When you are open to yourself, to who you really are, you are open to every other.”
When you discover that what you are hiding from is yourself, you don't need to hide any more. In a game of hide and seek, when you are willing to be "It," to come out of hiding and expose yourself, then you are found.
When you are looking outside yourself for peace or freedom or happiness, you can stop and turn your attention in, to the one place we so often overlook. In one instant of simply ending your search, you can let yourself be found.
There is a great secret that beings throughout time have announced, the secret of the extraordinary treasure, the treasure of the nectar of eternal life. Human beings, in all cultures, have attempted to create maps and signposts to find that treasure. And yet the treasure remains just out of reach. You can smell it, you can sense it, but you just can’t quite find it... Eventually the great day comes when you set all maps aside.
"You are always looking ahead or you are always looking behind to see where you have come. But what goes overlooked is where you are."
Many people are drawn to a spiritual search because they have a sense that something is eluding them, that something essential is missing. What they are really looking for is themselves. You may perceive that you have lost something, but how is that possible? You are right here. What you are looking for is already here.
"We are so conditioned to define ourselves that we skip right over the moment of pure spaciousness, or simply being."